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June 19, 2011 - June 25, 2011 Archives

  • June 24, 2011
    The Branch Holder may look like a piece of molded rubber with a hole at each end and that's because that's exactly what it is. But once you slip that bad boy on your wiener a tree branch -- oh boy, it becomes a sword. Unless your parents are too cheap to buy you one, in which... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2011
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you want to print them out and make little accessories for your action figures or whatever. Artist Fabian Gonzalez is back at it (it seems like he's never not!), this time with a series of superhero flags. Can you name them all? I couldn't. ... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2011
    I'm digging the parachute shorts/tights combo, bro. Seen here struttin' that ass at a Renaissance Festival, Shakespeare (personally, I shake a trident) nonchalantly carries his pipe behind a row of porta-potties to get a fix. Aaaaaaand now a group of nutjobs want to dig up an... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2011
    This is an 8-bit version of that girl's annoying 'Friday' song. I say "that girl's" because I can't bring myself to say her name without projectile vomiting. Rebecca BLU-BLU-BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!! See? Granola bars hurt on the way back up. Admittedly, this 8-bit version is k... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2011
    So Volkswagen has just introduced a new autopilot feature that lets you take your hands off the wheel on the highway at speeds up to 80MPH because holy shit, you really wanna die. The system pairs Lane Assist with cruise control, and can be overridden by the driver at any tim... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2011
    Ladies: they wear makeup. Some guys too but that's between me and my eyebrow pencil. Enter makeup handguns from Dutch designer Ted Noten (NOT Nugent). They don't pack heat, but they do pack a bunch of overpriced garbage. Plus -- PLUS -- you might get shot just because you w... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2011
    In b4 'I'd do her' (she's 16, perv). NOTE: Two bad words at 0:45. This is a video of Madelaine Zammit (who looks suspiciously like a cross between Jewel and Leelee Sobieski -- can science do that now? Can two womens have a baby?) singing a song about Facebook. It's okay. T... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2011
    Seen here doing his best Amish Abe Lincoln, Kevin Walter built a 175-cm (~69") Barad-dûr/Eye of Sauron LEGO sculpture for the 2011 Brickworld convention. I'm not sure how many pieces it is, but my guess is in the tens. Did I mention I'm a terrible guesser? Because, no lie, ... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2011
    I'm dancing, I'm dancing! This video is all over the tubes and I was trying to avoid posting it but now I'm afraid I won't stop getting the tip unless I do (and probably still will so I really don't know why I'm doing this besides accidentally drinking decaf this morning). So... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2011
    This is a Mario/Nintendo themed '91 Chevy Caprice lovingly designed by Sherod Grayer of Warner (NOT Baskin) Robins, Georgia. It's, uh, pretty awesome. The only thing that troubled me was the 'GAME OVER' embroidery on the backseat. I find that a little disconcerting. Are the... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2011
    Note: This chart was cut so you could read it, click HERE for all 150. This is a chart allegedly depicting the names a boyfriend gave in response to his girlfriend after to name all the original Pokémons by picture alone. So yeah, that's what this is supposed to be. Of cour... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2011
    Something's not right. This is a video of an SUV towing what appears to be a BMW with parking cone orange rims when shit goes south. I'm not sure if something caused the craziness, or if the driver just overcompensated for a little swervature (which is a word now), but things... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2011
    When LEGOLand California General Manager Peter Rochetti came out to the parking lot to leave work for the day he found out his Volvo SUV had been replaced with a nonfunctional LEGO version. "Oh you guys! Are you guys messing with me again?! Because if I find out you actually... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2011
    A memorial to the commie 'liberation' of the country in Sofia, Bulgaria was recently defaced by anti-communist graffiti artists to include the likenesses of a bunch of superheroes (plus The Joker, Santa and Ronald McDongald). So yeah -- good lookin', guys, but it's still weird... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2011
    Supercars: they're sharp looking, expensive as all hell, and they go fast. Plus they come with keys to make them start. A lot of them are fancy. The screwdriver I use to start my Explorer? Not so much. Kidding, that shit is Craftsman, son -- GUARANTEED FOR LIFE! Now, no... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2011
    Jason Valdez (whose Facebook profile you can view HERE to read everything that went down), 36, barricaded himself and his ladyfriend in a motel room after police tried to serve a felony warrant on a drug related charge. Then sat in the room for 18-hours providing Facebook stat... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2011
    You know what the worst part about sleeping in a bed is? Nothing. It beats sleeping on the floor any day. Except for the day you have a sleeping bag in which case I am all systems go for a spend-the-night party and we should totally build a pillow fort. Enter the Sasan Magic... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2011
    Note: Example photograph you can manipulate yourself after the jump. Single-click to change focus, double-click to zoom. Unlike a regular camera, the Lytro Light Field Camera allegedly gathers ALL the light information coming through the lens, allowing a user to manipulate th... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2011
    Video editor Yung Lee went to the Anime North convention in Toronto and convinced a bunch of the cosplayers there to mock-battle him. Then he added some special effects (mostly a shit-ton of lens flare) and called it 'Epic Anime Time'. This is that video. Personally, I would... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2011
    Johan Huibers, who may or may yes need to stop eating spicy food before bed, had a dream that part of his native Holland flooded. So what did he do -- wake up and have a cup of coffee? Hell no -- he started construction on a "full-size" replica of Noah's Ark. I, uh, I would ... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2011
    Garrus Vakarian: he's a sniping badass and I dug how he rocked his battle scars for the remainder of the game after his recruitment mission without shame. As a matter of fact, I tried to pursue a relationship with him before realizing I couldn't because I picked a male Shepard... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2011
    Seen here after successfully fetching a 20oz soda (God, get him a toy!), Naki'o shows off his moon-boot prosthetic paws. Naki'o is the first dog to have all four paws replaced with prosthetics, and refuses to let the mailman go easy on him. The sob story, which you might want... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2011
    Ever wonder what the blast from a tank looks like in slow-motion? Well rest easy, Admiral Inquisitive, because that's exactly what this is. Unless I embedded the wrong video, in which case it might be one of me with a grocery bag over my head ranting about trolls and how I wa... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2011
    The conceptual Date Stapler by Gonglue Jiang staples and dates your papers so you know exactly what day they were collated because you're OCD. *eying document* Oooooh, 2008 -- that was a great year for paper. *nibbling corner* "Are you...eating my report?" Ha -- am I eatin... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2011
    Bioshock's Rapture: hands down one of my favorite video game environments to date. "Do you hold hands and kiss a lot?" Dammit -- as in, 'to this point in time', not to wear my letter jacket, moron. This is an impressive build of the underwater city (complete with crashed pla... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2011
    The Zafirro Iridium Razor is a limited edition (99) shaver with an all iridium handle, platinum screws, and white-sapphire blades that'll allegedly stay sharp for ten years. It costs $100k. Alternatively, use a BRAND NEW Mach 3 razor blade every day for ten years and save you... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2011
    Setting the record for the longest (length-wise) LEGO production set to date, the 8-pound, 3,500-piece, 50" Executor will go on sale September 1st for a cool $400. And I'd be tempted to build one except A) it costs $400 and B) that's a lot of money that C) I don't have. So ye... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2011
    Oh shi-shi. I love how in the video he keeps grabbing where it used to be like a new one's gonna magically appear or something. Because, SPOILER: it's not going to. Just like starfish tentacles, steering wheels do not grow back. "But GW -- starfish tentacles do grow back." ... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2011
    ...by 2050. The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), which owns Airbus, claims they could have a Mach-4 traveling airplane in the skies by 2050 that could fly passengers around the globe at over 3,000MPH while shitting their pants like babies. The plane - nam... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2011
    I can't really tell what I'm looking at, but there's a blue wiener in there somewhere. 21-year old Josh Seater (who, based on his name, may only pee sitting down) peed in one of Portland, Oregon's water reservoirs after a night of drinking, causing the city to flush 7.8M gallo... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2011
    This is a new series of Converse x DC Comics shoes, with five of the eleven designs being exclusive to Journeys. Which, I'm not gonna lie, is where I bought my last pair of Onitsuka Tigers. Unless that makes you think less of me, in which case I bartered them from a space pir... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2011
    Seen here sporting the handsome visage of Mark Twain Sir Robert Borden, the Bank of Canada's governor Mark Carney (who's made out with the bearded lady before but won't admit it) shows off the country's new plastic $100 bill. The $100 will be the first of the bills (Canada's ... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2011
    This is baby Magneto as imagined by artist Victor Hugo in the style of a Pixar movie (read: Toy Story). He looks...evil. Like the kind of kid your mom would make you go play with even though you don't like him and he's always doing really creepy shit like pulling the legs off... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2011
    Scientists (mad ones, obv) have developed a way to plug "memory chips" into the brains of rats, instantly expanding their memory-creating and storing capabilities, with the future possibility OF BEING ABLE TO ADD ACTUAL MEMORIES. Holy gracious. Dr. Berger's description is alm... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2011
    Japan, pissed the title was stripped from them by the much larger China, has officially regained the honor of homing the world's fastest supercomputer, capable of almost 3x the calculations per second of China's previous record-holder. Me? I'm good for about one calculation e... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2011
    A blogger turns to drugs & alcohol. And, 9 times out of 10, it's me. The other 1 time out of 10, The Superficial Writer drinks half a wine cooler and throws up. NOTE: Larger version HERE because I heard you like big things. This is a little infographic showing some of the... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2011
    So appetizing. Chicken: it might be what's for dinner. Me? I think I'm gonna have a little, oh I don't know -- PASTA WITH ARTICHOKES. BA-BWAM! Did I mention there will be berry cobbler and butter pecan ice cream for dessert? A LA MODE, BABY! This is an automated chicken ... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2011
    This is a video of a little race car game where you try to avoid the sides of the road and other obstacles. It's played on a piece of continually printing paper that randomly generates the road as it goes. Not unlike real driving. HOLY SHIT THAT BIKE JUST CAME OUT OF NOWHERE... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2011
    When I first read the article I thought this was the new Batmobile for 'The Dark Knight Rises' and was already composing a piece of hate-mail when I realized it's just the Batmobile for the Batman Live World Arena Tour. Lemme tell ya -- I was muy unhappyo there for a minuto. ... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2011
    Can you tell who doesn't belong? SPOILER: The lion, sicko. Apparently "lookist" dating website BeautifulPeople.com was recently hacked, and accepted over 30,000 busted-ass, booboo looking people over the course of six weeks because its rating system was jeopardized. Per compa... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2011
    This is a video of four dudes putting on a 2:00 synchronized indoor skydiving show. It's...a treat for the eyes. If you're into synchronized swimming but are pissed the Olympics aren't on TV, this is definitely for you. If you're into videos where people hurt themselves, it'... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2011
    I thought all hotels were sex hotels, but what do I know? I'm just a man who's been banned from more continental breakfasts than I'd like to admit. Well this is a Jurassic Park themed sex hotel in Beppu, Japan. It's called 'Hotel Jzauruss' (I see what you did there -- and I'... / Continue →